Is it Pediatric OCD or Just a Phase?

As you have probably guessed, OCD is made up of two parts – obsessions and compulsions. The Pediatric OCD evaluation below will help you and your child familiarize yourselves with them most common unwanted thoughts and/or images (obsessions) that bring with them unpleasant sensations ranging from worry to fear to disgust, shame, and guilt. Your child might then perform specific behaviors (compulsions) aimed at easing those sensations or reducing the chances that feared consequences will occur. These are not infrequent thoughts or occasional behaviors but intense thoughts that just won’t go away and repetitive behaviors children do that temporarily reduce their anxiety.

To help you identify what your upsetting thoughts are, check off the ones in the list below that fit for you.

You might believe that you have to perform certain actions to decrease the disturbing thoughts, feelings, or urges that just won’t go away. The list below might help you identify the rituals that OCD might tell you to perform in order to get some relief from your disturbing thoughts.

In order to help me understand your obsessions and compulsions that are disturbing you and upsetting your life, please print out your answers and bring with you to your first session.